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Museo Nazionale dell'Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah (Meis)

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Great idea but poor current execution

This museum is in its early stages of development but its concept and objective is vital. The... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
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The beginnings of what will become a very special place

For us as American Jews, it is satisfying to know that there will be a national museum honoring... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2016
Hingham, Massachusetts
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National Museaum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah, opened in December, 2017, recounts the history and culture of the Italian-Jewish community, the most ancient of the Diaspora.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Via Piangipane 81, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 769137
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

The exhibition part of the museum is very good but there isn't a lot of it, and we were through in about 45 minutes even with listening to all the (very interesting) recordings. Then there was a very moving film of the experiences of Italians...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

I was super impressed by the museum s sensitivity to the history of all minority and ethnic groups while never forgetting it is a Jewish museum. The intro movie is an absolute must see. It’s fascinating that Jews as part of their enthusiasm for Italy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I have been to quite a few museums/exhibitions of this type, yet MEIS stood out. The choice of objects to tell different stories is judicious (you aren’t overwhelmed by multiple artefacts) and the rolling videos and detailed explanations bring a level of analysis and insight...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

This is one of those museums that combines modern ways of telling a story with plenty of old artifacts in order to really capture the visitor. All themes are told on three levels so that you can zoom in and out of the stories as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

A very nice and well designed museum. Very interesting and educational for all people. Hope this place grows on and discover more for us to learn.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

This museum is in its early stages of development but its concept and objective is vital. The initial 1000 years of Italian Jewish history is fascinating. There is much to read - some explanations are placed too close to the floor. Many videos of eminent...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

This recently opened portion of what will be a larger museum is about the worst museum I’ve ever been to. The introductory video is terrific - it sets out the museum’s plan to offer more than a simple chronology of Jewish presence in Italy, but...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

I travelled out to the fringes of Ferrara to visit this museum and it was closed for renovations. The security guard told me it would not reopen until 2018. This is something which should be disclosed on the museum's website to save people the hassle...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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meismuseum, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo Nazionale dell'Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah (Meis), responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Hello Zanzibar48, sorry to know you couldn't visit the museum. It was inaugurated on December 13th 2017 and, since then, many people have visited it already. On our TripAdvisor page you can find our opening hours. We hope to have you here again soon.

Reviewed April 6, 2016

For us as American Jews, it is satisfying to know that there will be a national museum honoring Italy's Jewish heritage and memorializing the Shoah (Holocaust). For now, the exhibit primarily houses artifacts from the synagogue on Via Mazzini which is not open for tours...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

The museum, E4, with a discount for holders of the MyFE card, is a work in progress. It is small, well set out and tries to explain some central ideas of Judaism to those who are neither Jewish nor understand Hebrew. Once finished, this will...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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